by Editor on May 5, 2018

Saxenda review

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Saxenda is a weight loss medication that has received FDA-approval. It is an injectable prescription medication that contains the drug liraglutide. It works by mimicking GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide), a hormone created in the intestines.

Liraglutide functions in multiple ways, such as by telling your brain that you are full and by helping beta cells normalize blood sugars. These cells produce and release insulin when the body’s blood sugar is high. For this reason, it can assist individuals with type 2 diabetes maintain a normal blood sugar level. Unlike other popular prescription diet drugs, it does not function like an appetite suppressant.

Furthermore, Saxenda is not a treatment for type-2 diabetes. It is typically prescribed for the treatment of obesity and may help some obese or excessively overweight adults (who may also be at risk of weight related medical problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.) lose weight and maintain their weight loss. It is meant to be used in conjunction with a calorie-controlled diet and exercise.

Saxenda is typically taken once per day, administered via injection. The medication comes in a prefilled pen and individuals who have been prescribed this treatment will be taught how to use it by their healthcare providers.

It is important that you read all instructions/directions very carefully and adhere to your doctor’s advice. Take this medication exactly as it has been prescribed to you.

Although not everyone who takes Saxenda will experience side effects, some people do encounter certain complications. The most common side effects associated with this diet drug include: nausea, low blood sugar, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, headache, dizziness, fatigue, decreased appetite.

That being said, Saxenda has also been linked to more serious side effects. Some of these include: gallbladder problems, inflammation of the pancreas, kidney problems, increased heart rate, serious allergic reaction, and low blood sugar in individuals who also take medications to treat type 2 diabetes.

It is also important to note that this medication can cause mental and mood change as well as depression or thoughts of suicide. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of these or other side effects that have or have not been listed in this review.

Be advised that Saxenda is not safe for everyone to take. This medication should be avoided by pregnant and nursing women, by individuals with kidney or liver problems, who have depression or suicidal thoughts, have difficulty digesting food, and those who are taking GLP-1 receptro antagonists.

Always inform your doctor of any past or present medical condition or of any prescription or non-prescription medications or dietary supplements you may be taking to avoid the potential of negative drug interactions.

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